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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Do not let the stigma associated with mental health deter you from getting the help you need

OPINION: Do not overlook therapy and medication

JORDAN AHLSTEDT, Evergreen columnist January 11, 2022

Editors note: Trigger warning, this column mentions topics of mental health and suicide. The topic of mental health is a very personal one for me and many others in our WSU community. Every student...

International students desperate for help

International students desperate for help

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist October 20, 2021

A 2018 survey published by the journal Nature of over 2,200 graduate students across numerous countries, institutions and fields of study shows that “graduate students are over six times more likely...

Graduate student parents overlooked by university

Graduate student parents overlooked by university

GAYATHRI KRISHNAMOORTHY, Evergreen columnist September 22, 2021

Rabia Khan, fifth-year doctoral student in electrical engineering, has changed since she first began her studies at WSU.  “When I started graduate school, I was more passionate than I am...

ADHD is not a choice

ADHD is not a choice

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist September 22, 2021

Editor's note: Before you suspect that you have ADHD after reading some of the symptoms mentioned below, I urge you to read the DSM-5 diagnosis criteria to avoid misdiagnosing yourself. ADHD is uncommon,...

Characters in this novel reveal how life continues on as we work through our struggles.

‘Turtles All the Way Down’ beautifully depicts anxiety, OCD

SAMANTHA RADCLIFFE, Evergreen columnist September 22, 2021

John Green’s young adult novel, “Turtles All the Way Down,” is a refreshing contemporary piece filled with powerful quotes that disclose the raw and painful reality of living with a mental illness. The...

Americas efforts to tackle the stigma of mental health is notable, but not as much as the way men have been left behind in these efforts.

Mental health stigma takes disproportionate toll on men

TYLER WILEY, Evergreen columnist September 22, 2021

Despite the fact that mental health is more talked about now than ever before, it seems that men are being left behind in this discussion.  We have finally given a name to many of the mental conditions...

‘The Hurt Locker’ reveals American setbacks

TYLER WILEY, Evergreen columnist September 22, 2021

The movie "The Hurt Locker" came out in 2009. But 12 years later, with the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, the movie’s underlying themes about how the Armed Forces handle post-traumatic stress...

Plants are the best medicine

Plants are the best medicine

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist September 22, 2021

Plants — my slight obsession. I could cry over receiving a new plant. Seeing all those leafy green hands reaching for me makes me feel basically like a mom with a new baby. I am a stereotypical plant...

We are not defined by mental illness

We are not defined by mental illness

SYDNEY DOWNING, Evergreen columnist September 22, 2021

I am not my mental illness, nor is anyone else. I think of myself as powerful, kind and grateful. Dealing with my mental health for the past few years has never been easy, but being who I am makes it worth...

OPINION: Shining a light on LGBTQ+ sexual assault

OPINION: Shining a light on LGBTQ+ sexual assault

PORTIA SIMMONS April 14, 2021

Sexual assault is a hard topic to talk about. When we think of sexual assault, we think of the victims as just females, but there are many other people affected by sexual assault, including LGBTQ+ individuals....

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